oh! själv har jag bara hittat en annan svensk papercraftare, så det är riktigt kul att se ännu en!
mycket därför jag gett bort t.ex. Zelda till en vän till en bekant. man slipper bry sig om platsbrist och får ändå bygga ihop modellen typ. för mig är själva bygget det roliga, den färdiga modellen är sekundär och därför inte så svår att skiljas från. (dock, vissa skiljs man ju lättare från än andra, som War, han tog mig 3mån att bygga ihop, kommer bli svårt att se honom försvinna med mitt ex när han flyttar från mig snart)
thank you so much! I just love to papercraft. it's soothing as heck and it's very fun too! and I love that 'stepping back'-stage in the end when I really SEE what I've built and go *OMG! >I< built that???' that's the most fun part.
oh, nono, I'm not the creator of anything here, I'm just a model builder. the creator (and first builder) is named Haywan, and the model has been built a bunch of times (there's a link in the description to where the model can be downloaded where I think you also can see the different built models), but to my knowledge I'm one of the few who makes it folded style instead of smooth style. I feel it gives the model more of a 'ripped from out of my screen'-feel to it. it's "just" a big 3D puzzle, but it takes a LONG time to assemble since you have to cut out all of the pieces individually, then fold them and lastly glue them all together, following a pepakura file (the life sized zelda took me 226h to assemble (though she should've taken around 170-180h or so, I made a big mistake in the beginning and had to redo large areas)).
well, first off, thank you, but this is "just" a model. I'm building him from a printed model that has taken an awful long time to assemle, but the main thing is that anyone with enough time, patience and meticulousness can do this.
yay for you! that makes me really happy to hear! that's absolutely grand! I hope derpy will be done but I think you're right not to rush it. I'm trying not to rush Link too. my right hand started to hurt yesterday so I had a break of 24h at least. I won't overdo it just because I'm anxious to be done with him. my future crafting will not be destroyed just because of that longing for the ready made thing.
it's like a large 3D-puzzle. Haywan made the template and built the first model (link in description), I assemble this model. first you print the pieces, then cut them out, fold them and glue them together. it's VERY time consuming, but that's my favourite part of papercrafting, just sitting for hours with the small details and then just stepping back, seeing what I've assembled and go " I can't believe I just built that!"
so far I've sat with him about 4-5 workdays per week for a month, but that's been mostly the cutting part, now I've started building him I hope it'll only be about a month at most, but it might take me longer than that since it's a big build with A LOT of details. it's a very very time consuming hobby and I'm just really lucky to be able to sit with it for as much time as I feel like.
try searching on 'life size link papercraft" and you'll see that he's been built a bunch of times now. I don't know how many totally folded style there are out there though. I might be the first or I might not be. I don't know.
That...wow....I tried to make one of those chibi bobble head papercraft dolls that are no bigger than your hand and that was frustrating enough! That's so awesome I can't wait to see the finished result! Good luck!